Afroman has teamed up with Weedmaps and NORML.org (a company working to reform marijuana laws nation-wide) to create an updated version of his hit single, "Because I Got High," which is more 2014 friendly and less 2001 trendy.
Hello, 2001? It’s us calling, from 2014, we’d like to say, “You tried your best, but sometimes, someone’s best sucks, and while it hurts us to be the bearer of bad news: You were wrong all along, and we told you so.”
It’s been some 13 years since Afroman’s ubiquitous single “Because I Got High” was first released out to the masses, and if it’s not already in your head just by mentioning the name of it, then you’re dead. You’re dead to the world.
“Because I Got High” was released in 2001 as an opus to the weed culture and the stereotypes associated with it. People actually used to think stoners were lazy thieving deadbeats because of weed, not because of obvious things like, sometimes people are just lazy thieving asshats – intoxicants be damned.
Snarky parents and authority figures with no real sense of sarcasm loved the negativity of it and the self-dwelling lyrics Afroman delivered in stanzas such as, “I messed up my entire life, because I got high / I lost my wife and kids, because I got high,” and used them to their advantage when punishing experimental teens caught with a dime bag in that stupid fifth jean pocket nobody uses for anything other than drugs.
Finally, it was somebody talking to the kids about the dangers of dope in a hip-hop format! A true savior of morality!
But the irony was lost, and Afroman continued to ride the wave of the celebrated tune for years after, sparking remixes and parodies with little development in the lyrics to go along with the changing times towards cannabis and its national push towards legalization.
Most recently though, Afroman teamed up with Weedmaps and NORML.org (a company working to reform marijuana laws nation-wide) to create an updated version of his hit single, which is more 2014 friendly and less 2001 trendy. While his medical claims have yet to be verified by any governmental entity, NORML’s director of strategic partnerships Sabriba Fendrick assures everyone that, "Every single verse in this song is accurate and can be corroborated by research."
Fuckin’ science, man!